We are pleased to announce that Evan Whitten has joined the cast of a new FOX Television pilot, neXT. Evan will play the role of Owen Salazar.

The show is described as a fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research. It features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself.

John Slattery will lead an amazing cast that includes Eve Harlow, Fernanda Andrade, John Billingsley, Gerardo Celasco, Elizabeth Cappuccino, John Cassini, Michael Moseley, Aaron Moten and Jason Butler Harner.

Manny Coto, who previously worked on Fox shows like “24” and “24: Legacy,” will write and executive produce neXt. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra will executive produce and co-direct the pilot under their Zaftig Films banner. Charlie Gogolak will also executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television will produce.